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      New RTI Technology for Palæography


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      Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      8 - 11 July 2019

      Polynomial texture mapping (PTM), Palæography, Archaeology, Roman writing tablets



            A new illumination dome has been designed for palæographic use. It has the innovation that the majority of the 128 LED lights are concentrated at low angles of elevation, to increase angular resolution and enable finer discrimination of surface features. Image processing techniques applied to subsets of the images enable the enhancement of surface features. A new web-based OxRTIViewer provides options for multiple annotation and drawing layers, enabling palæographers anywhere easily to view each other’s interpretations and collaborate across the internet. With this new system, we are creating a platform for crowd-sourcing of epigraphy, opening a new path for collaborative digital scholarship and direct public engagement with Roman writing tablets.


            Author and article information

            July 2019
            July 2019
            : 174-181
            [0001]Engineering Sciences

            University College London,

            London, UK
            [0002]Archaeological Science

            Oxford University,

            Oxford, UK
            [0003]Faculty of Classics

            Oxford University,

            Oxford, UK
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            Proceedings of EVA London 2019
            EVA 2019
            London, UK
            8 - 11 July 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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